Thousands of patients travel great distances, often at great sacrifice, to put their lives and hopes into our hands. Whether you’re coming from another country or a neighboring state, our Global Patient Services (GPS) team members work with you and your family before, during and after your care process. Beyond coordinating national or international travel arrangements, our GPS case managers (all of whom are either registered nurses or social workers) also liaise with numerous third parties. If needed, we work with embassies on everything from visas to patient sponsorship.
We manage logistics for transporting patients with physical impairment and other medical needs. GPS case managers link patients and families with our service partners who provide a range of resources — interpreting and translation, exchange of medical records, setting up bank accounts and handling other financial matters, obtaining a mobile telephone and cellular service, and securing housing, among other essential practicalities.
This type of “medical tourism” is expected to increase exponentially because of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s state-of-the-art facilities and revolutionary model of care.
NEW: International Remote Consultations
Even though COVID-19 has largely halted nonessential medical travel, your recovery does not need to stop. Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is offering International Remote Consultations for patients and their local care teams via a secure Webex video conference. The result? An elevated level of care (or a second opinion) from the comfort of your community.
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Coming to Chicago
Chicago is a world-class city and the perfect spot for an inspiring recovery. In fact, we were named a top city by CNN's Travelers’ Choice U.S. list. Travel + Leisure Magazine also ranked Chicago in the "Top 5 Best Cities" in the United States & Canada.
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